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Business profile: Trail Farm Supply

Friday, June 25, 2010

TRAIL, Ohio — Make a quality product and make it affordable. And since 1978, Nelson B. Weaver has been following that business philosophy at Trail Farm Supply, 3401 Twp. Road 411, Dundee. He knows what farmers need because, for 30 years, Weaver operated Trail Farm Supply from his own farm, and then expanded to a […]

New machine squeezes more profit from biomass

Friday, June 25, 2010

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The use of biomass as an alternative energy source has grown rapidly, but most biomass materials such as switchgrass or corn are bulky and therefore costly to handle, store and transport. The University of Missouri and Columbia-based Ecologic Tech are developing an innovative “tabletizer” machine to mass-produce dense biomass tablets of various […]

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 24, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

BURTON, Ohio — Auburn Swine Club members met June 13 at the Ward home. Members approved the same buyers’ gifts, with a price of $4 each. Members also discussed the skillathon breakfast July 17, and club members are asked to bring bakery items or doughnuts and help set up at 8 a.m. Everyone was also […]

Giant ragweed on the rise in Pa.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Giant ragweed — on the rise in Pennsylvania — is one of the most difficult weeds to manage if it enters tilled fields and is a common problem in Ohio corn and soybean fields.

Business profile: Renaissance Nutrition

Thursday, June 24, 2010

ROARING SPRING, Pa. — Research, customer service, education and growth are what has helped Renaissance Nutrition grow. In over 26 years, Renaissance Nutrition has become the largest nutrition and premix manufacturing business in the Northeast and continues to rapidly expand in the Midwest. Today, Renaissance is working with producers in more than 28 states. Their […]

Business profile: Straight A’s Ranch Supply

Thursday, June 24, 2010

MALVERN, Ohio — When you’re looking for agricultural and livestock supplies, no one grades higher than Straight A’s Ranch Supply. Founded in 1991, the company offers brand names in fencing, gates, southern yellow pine post — as well as equipment like Gallagher chargers, Nutrena Feed, Priefert Livestock Equipment, Big Valley Chutes and Miraco watering systems. […]

Business profile: Agri-Door Inc.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Myerstown, Pa. — Agri-Door Inc. recently expanded its warehouse an extra 2,600 square feet and hopes to expand its reach to even more states that need silo doors. According to Jacob Stoltzfus, owner, the business currently ships to over a dozen states. Stoltzfus has four other employees helping customers receive requested custom jobs. They’ll also […]

Business profile: Armstrong Saddlery and Trailer Sale Inc.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

SALEM, Ohio — Armstrong Saddlery and Trailer Sale Inc. retails horse equipment such as saddles and bridles, grooming supplies, horse feed, baled shavings and supplies for the rider. They also have new and used horse trailers. Armstrong also sells these items to wholesale nationwide. In addition to these activities, Armstrong’s also provides horse supplies and […]

Business profile: Shur-Company

Thursday, June 24, 2010

RAVENNA, Ohio — Tarps. You probably don’t think about them, or how they work or last, until you need a specific one for a specific job. But the folks at the Shur-Company think about tarps all the time — it’s what they do, and they do it well. The house that shoes built. Edward Shorma […]

Business profile: Baker & Sons Equipment Co.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

LEWISVILLE, Ohio — For more than 50 years, Baker & Sons Equipment Co., 45381 state Route 145, Lewisville, Ohio, has been working with farmers, landowners and consumers to keep them growing strong. Ever since John Baker started the business in 1958, he’s been committed to agriculture and the community. Today, he still leads the family-owned […]

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